A man suspected to be mentally deranged has set on fire two Automated Teller Machines installed by Imo Micro Finance Bank in Ehime Mbano Local government Area of Imo State.
According to reports, the man also set ablaze his motorcycle before he was overpowered by security men and bank customers.
An eye witness claimed that the incident took place last Friday saying that the man was later beaten by an angry crowd.
The witness was quoted to have said ““ On noticing that people would go after him , he smartly ran out of the bank, set his own motorcycle on fire in a bid to scare people away and took to his heels.
“ A mob went after him and almost crushed him . It took the intervention of policemen from the Ehime Mbano Divisional Headquarters to save him from being lynched .
“ The sum of N100, 000 was recovered from him . A new hammer was equally recovered from him . He came on a brand new motorcycle which he later set ablaze also”
The man was said to be later taken to psychiatric hospital for mental examination